Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Neglected Movies: WIN IT ALL


This is a small 2017 movie that works well on its own terms. Jake Johnson plays a gambler, and one that almost never wins. When a friend goes off to serve a prison term, he leaves our hapless hero with a bag of money to hold for him. Of course, what gambler can resist trying his hand with all that time to replace lost money. And, things look okay until his pal gets an early release. Jake Johnson wrote this with his friend Joe Swanberg who also directed. The two made another winner DRINKING BUDDIES a few years back. A likable movie that maybe is not quite as original as it needs to be. But still a good 90 minutes.

2 comments:

Margot Kinberg said...

Oh, this is one I haven't seen, Patti. But then, that's what I like about this feature - new films to explore.

Elgin Bleecker said...

I don’t know this one, Patti. Swanberg and the early “mumblecore” group turned me off – except for the Duplass brothers, who were clever, funny and told good stories. I may have to look for this film.